Historical Thinking Question: Historians often interpret sources and events differently. Scholarly journals
are good places to read different opinions of historical events. Using JSTOR (located at the APUS Online
Library), choose a topic. Then choose two journal articles that represent two different interpretations of that
topic and discuss the two sides. Discuss how this exercise connects to our Week 3 discussion of
Research Skill Building: During weeks 5-7, we will practice analyzing different types of primary source
material. For this week, analyze a photograph or map. Include a link to the source and image of the source.
Use the following resources:
“Best Practices for Analyzing Primary Sources” http://teachinghistory.org/best-practices/using-primarysources
“Document Analysis Worksheets” https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/worksheets
Writing Question: Include a revised thesis statement and historical argument based on last week’s
discussion. In your responses to other students, provide a scholarly agreement. Note we will only be
agreeing this week.